Weight Loss Support - I Need a Buddy....

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01-13-2012, 06:23 PM
Here are my stats:

- 38 yr old
- single Mom
- 2 kids (5 and 7)
- starting weight 237.6
- current weight 237.6
- goal weight 130
- I plan to count calories and work out (no specific diet plan)

I am looking for a buddy to go through this journey with. I am willing to give a lot of support in exchange for the same. Let me know if you are interested.

01-13-2012, 07:03 PM
You should read through some of the threads and challenges and jump on one. Some of them have quite a bit of support where people share not only their weight loss struggles, but also personal stuff.

You can decide where you might fit. They are all very welcoming places. I think that is where many people find individual buddies too, as you get to know people and may find someone who has your goals or has something in common with you. This is a great place to be.

I'm on a daily accountability thread and a Valentine Challenge and the people are wonderful. I'm pretty new too - 1 month.


Whoops, Sorry, I thought you were a newbie and then I noticed your ticker and stuff. Well, I still stand by my join a group to help you find an individual. Good Luck!

01-13-2012, 07:16 PM
Hi, we must have been thinking of the same thing at the same time, wow! I haven't even fixed my profile yet but I think I could use your help too.
I am 37 (fixing to be 38)
Very happily married for 18 years
have 3 children (13, 10, and 9)
Have high blood pressure (June 2011)
Ok, just weighed myself and the scale says 177.8
I am 5'4" tall
I wear an xl shirt and a between a size 14-16 pants
I don't want to put a goal to it yet (no disappointments)
I have it in my mind to start working on it, but didn't want to pay for encouragement so I went online today to look for help and found 3fatchicks.com which I think I am thankful for.
I normally will tell everyone I know that I am going to lose x amount of pounds, or I bet you I can lose x amount of pounds before you; and I normally end up dissappointing myself and whoever I told. I am really embarrassed by my situation. I am blessed and I know it, but my body is LAZY!!
I can say all of this because I don't know you and maybe this will make it better. Ok I will buddy with you if you will buddy with me.
Do I need to make a goal?
Hope we can help each other in this "JOURNEY"!:(

01-13-2012, 09:27 PM
Me, me, pick me. my email is tarashoar@yahoo.com

01-13-2012, 09:34 PM
We have, about, the same starting weight and I'm calorie counting and exercising too! I'd be happy to be one of your buddies!!

01-13-2012, 10:36 PM
How about we all be buddies together! We can share email addresses or just buddy here. But we can do this together right!
I am going to start tomorrow with a weekend body cleanse. Hopefully this is not a mistake!
Please keep me on track, I am not telling my family or friends this time, I am doing this for ME... because I am worth it and so are you!:carrot:

And this is funny, there is an ad to the right of this page right now. It is an ad for fatfx "What would you look like fat? Click here" Well heck all I have to do is go to the nearest window. Why not "what would you look like thin?" I am just saying!

01-13-2012, 11:48 PM
That sounds great!!

I did a weekend body cleanse with my fiance last weekend and it worked really well. It made me feel really vital and it has helped me, somehow, not eat as much. My stomach probably shrunk back down to a reasonable size while I was cleansing, but it's a good feeling!
We had a lot of vinegar in our cleanse (luckily I love vinegar). What parts of your cleanse are you excited about?

also, if you guys wanna email- message me and I'll give you my email address and my name is Shannon. Pleased to e-meet you :)

01-14-2012, 12:08 AM
It is very nice to e-meet you too! I have never done this e-meet thing before. Have always been afraid of who I am really talking to. You are not a perverted man are you? lol...
I would love to email back and forth, hopefully it will give me some inspiration to get going. I think I am looking forward to just not feeling so bad. I have been in a bad place lately, even thought about purging, and that to me is yucky! Really have thought about it though.
Message me for my email address.
I have a name for our little group, corney, but appropriate: fat2fitbuddies, funny huh. Anytime we email each other we can put that in the subject and we know we will get motivated!
My first goal starting Monday is going to be no eating after 7:30 pm. I am a closet eater so I eat when I put my kids to bed!
I will try my best to post back everyday and I hope that my 3 new friends can do the same.

01-14-2012, 12:13 PM
But that is me I go from 174-178 from day to day. Now this is what I just realized. I said that I have 3 children, right? Well this morning I told my kids to go ahead and make themselves some breakfast. That was more for my benefit though, to keep me out of the kitchen. That is my weak point. I start cooking and I pick the whole time, bad bad bad... So my daughter goes in and makes her some apple and cinnamon oatmeal and she adds brown sugar. Well not just 1 spoon but 3 spoons of brown sugar. I then started to explain to her that all that sugar she is putting in that oatmeal is what is dragging her down all the time. They eat sweets and junk and I try to hold them accountable, but then I thought: Stupid! When I made my coffee this morning I put sugar in my coffee, not 1 spoon but 3 (not near as much as she did but it is the same thing). OMG, I am the reason they eat that way, and if I am going to hold them accountable I need to be accountable...
Ok, I am going to change my clothes from pjs to work clothes and we are going outside to do some yard work!!
I hope I have inspired you 3 to do the same...

01-14-2012, 04:23 PM
Hi buddies,

Thanks for replying. My name is Laura. I have to go shopping today because none of my work clothes fit any more. Too tight pants are not attractive. We should probably start an email thread, so we can talk to each other. I'll send an email in a few.

Have a wonderful weekend!!

01-14-2012, 04:29 PM
Honest question: look around your house, do you have clutter?
Honest answer: Yes, lots

OK buddies I challenge you to answers the question honestly!

01-14-2012, 08:35 PM
I just wandered in here and want to encourage all of you to do well and keep each other on track. However - don't post full emails in your posts. You'll set yourselves up for tons of spam. Send private messages to exchange email addresses. Then email any other personal info you want to share.

You'll all be surprised at how much support you'll find in 3fc in general. I wish you the best luck A support system really does help.


01-14-2012, 08:52 PM
hi adddd me! im new! im 22 n from jamaica! i have a 1 year old daughter n im a teacher!

01-14-2012, 09:17 PM
I emailed the two of you... I would the support

01-14-2012, 10:05 PM
Honest answer: Yes

I'm getting better about the clutter, but I can't seem to get to the point where I want to be.

01-14-2012, 10:08 PM
I have emailed some of you and private messaged others. The site would not let me send kimmiskelter a private message. Let me know if you didn't get my email. I'd like to start a daily accountability email thread with all the buddies.


01-14-2012, 11:37 PM
Ok, I am going to go and delete my email address but I need to know how to personal message someone.
I will also start a daily accountability email to you all as well as posting to my fat girl blog. "Just 1ladiesjournal" A link is on my profile.

@kimmyskelter-I would love to have you as a buddy too. Just message me or email me and I will add you to the daily list. When you email me just put fat2fitbuddies in the subject line so I know it is a buddy!
This is fun! Thinking of my grocery shopping day tomorrow and how I can stay on the outside aisles! Can I cheat and send the kids to the middle aisles?? Ok, I won't!

01-14-2012, 11:39 PM
Ok watching and wondering when will I look like that in a 2 piece bathing suit. I'm just saying is all!

01-15-2012, 02:25 AM
I have a lot a clutter.. but that could be because my fiance and I have had to put everything we own (including ourselves and our cat's things) in one bedroom. We don't own a lot, but it's definitely too much for a small bedroom.

I figure once we finally have some space to, we'll find it easier to spread out a little bit.

01-16-2012, 12:16 AM
Hopefully that will change for you and you can spread it out. I just have to get rid of it all! I am the daughter of a collector, keeper of things, the junk lady. Hmmm, I am tired of being that way and I am going to change it!

01-16-2012, 12:28 AM
Hi Pretty Mom,

We have practically the same stats.

I'm 32, a single mom of two girls (4 and 5), I weigh around 240-250ish (I'll find out for sure tomorrow morning at 7:00am lol), and my goal weight is 130. My plan is to just eat better and exercise as well. I'm not abiding by anything in particular. I hope I can join this buddy group. I need to get this weight off once and for all. :o)


01-16-2012, 10:26 AM
Hi Angie! Welcome to the group. See if you can send me a private message, so I can send you my email address. I'm not able to send you a private message since you are new. We seem to have a lot in common, let's do this together!

01-16-2012, 11:22 AM
Hi PrettyMom,

I don't think I can send any private messages yet because I'm still new. I looked all over for that option but couldn't find it. It also wouldn't let me post my email address until I've hit 30 posts. Guess I'll just have to keep posting until I hit the limit lol.

I weighed in today at 241.50, so that's my starting weight. 241.50/241.50/130.00. Got 111.50 pounds to lose.


01-16-2012, 11:35 AM
Hi Angie
I'm 1ladiesjournal and I am going to put my email on here for a few minutes and you can email me and I will email our "fat2fit buddies" group.

you will have to take out the spaces since I am new and it wont let me post mine either. I await your email then I will delete mine from here within the day OK!
We will be happy to have you!
I hope you are committed because I am! I am ready to look good for me!

01-16-2012, 11:40 AM
Thank you 1ladies! I sent you an email already. :)